Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Fifth Grade. Colonial Period

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

New Jersey Standards

NJ.6.1.8. U.S. History: America in the World. All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to think analytically about how past and present interactions of people, cultures, and the environment shape the American heritage. Such knowledge and skills enable students to make informed decisions that reflect fundamental rights and core democratic values as productive citizens in local, national, and global communities.
Era: Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763)
6.1.8.A.2. Civics, Government, and Human Rights
Colonization and Settlement
6.1.8.A.2.a. Determine the roles of religious freedom and participatory government in various North American colonies.
6.1.8.A.2.b. Explain how and why early government structures developed, and determine the impact of these early structures on the evolution of American politics and institutions.
6.1.8.A.2.c. Explain how race, gender, and status affected social, economic, and political opportunities during Colonial times.
6.1.8.B.2. Geography, People, and the Environment
Colonization and Settlement
6.1.8.B.2.a. Determine factors that impacted emigration, settlement patterns, and regional identities of the colonies.
6.1.8.B.2.b. Compare and contrast how the search for natural resources resulted in conflict and cooperation among European colonists and Native American groups in the New World.
6.1.8.C.2. Economics, Innovation, and Technology
Colonization and Settlement
6.1.8.C.2.b. Explain the system of mercantilism and its impact on the economies of the colonies and European countries.
6.1.8.D.2. History, Culture, and Perspectives
Colonization and Settlement
6.1.8.D.2.b. Compare and contrast the voluntary and involuntary migratory experiences of different groups of people, and explain why their experiences differed.
Era: Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s)
6.1.8.C.3. Economics, Innovation, and Technology
Revolution and the New Nation
6.1.8.C.3.a. Explain how taxes and government regulation can affect economic opportunities, and assess the impact of these on relations between Britain and its North American colonies.
6.1.8.D.3. History, Culture, and Perspectives
Revolution and the New Nation
6.1.8.D.3.a. Explain how the consequences of the Seven Years War, changes in British policies toward American colonies, and responses by various groups and individuals in the North American colonies led to the American Revolution.
Era: Three Worlds Meet (Beginnings to 1620)
6.1.8.A.1. Civics, Government, and Human Rights
Three Worlds Meet
6.1.8.A.1.a. Compare and contrast forms of governance, belief systems, and family structures among African, European, and Native American groups.
6.1.8.D.1. History, Culture, and Perspectives
Three Worlds Meet
6.1.8.D.1.a. Compare and contrast gender roles, religion, values, cultural practices, and political systems of Native American groups.
6.1.8.D.1.b. Explain how interactions among African, European, and Native American groups began a cultural transformation.